Long Engineering provided civil engineering design services on The Savannah Cultural Arts Center, which was recently honored by the “Georgia Association of the American Institute of Architects” during their annual statewide 2020 design awards competition. Out of more than 140 entrants from across the state, this notable project was selected as a top award for design excellence. We are proud to have been included on Gunn Meyerhoff Shay’s team, and given an opportunity to play a valuable role.
The center has also received the Honor Award from the South Georgia Chapter of the American Institute of Architects.
Located at the corner of Martin Luther King Jr Boulevard and Oglethorpe Avenue, the Savannah Cultural Arts Center is a place where working artists and students of all ages can interact and participate in a love for the visual and performing arts. Completed in 2019, this approximately 42,000 SF facility includes a 400-seat performance hall, a black box theater, studios for dance and the arts, an art exhibit gallery, an outdoor performance space, and a partially restored Elbert Square.
The Urban Land Institute (ULI) Atlanta Awards for Excellence Program recognizes outstanding real estate development projects or initiatives that exemplify ULI’s mission of providing leadership in the responsible use of land and in creating and sustaining thriving communities. The ULI Awards program identifies and promotes best practices in all types of real estate development.
The ULI recognized Mercy Park and issued an award for its excellence in Civic/Institutional Development. Mercy Park combines a 79-unit affordable senior housing community with a 50,000 square foot health clinic that provides adult and pediatric primary, mental health, and dental care services to residents as well as the greater community. The collaboration between Mercy Care and Mercy Housing demonstrates a creative approach to mission-based, not-for-profit development. By sharing the land, infrastructure, and development costs, the two organizations have initiated an innovative path toward cost-effective, resourceful, and efficient development. Long Engineering, Inc. is proud to have provided the civil engineering services on this award winning project.
The Georgia Institute of Technology Engineered Biosystems Building (EBB) was a $113 million, 200,000 s.f. project designed to blend the College of Engineering and College of Sciences together creating an interdisciplinary environment supporting the University’s growing research agenda in the biological sciences. Separating itself from the traditional lab structure, this 6-story facility utilizes a ‘cross-cutting’ lab design with continuous working lab space running down the spine of the building, housing creative offices and meeting rooms in the wings. In addition to the open lab neighborhoods, EBB also offers outdoor views, a water harvesting system, and other biophilic elements that foster engagement and encourage interaction between the faculty, researchers, and students.
In addition to receiving LEED Platinum, the Engineered Biosystems Building was also honored with a 2018 AIA Committee On The Environment (COTE) Top Ten Award. Long Engineering, Inc. was proud to have provided the civil engineering and site design services for this award winning facility. LONG’s services included providing full construction documents, utility and grading and drainage plans, and erosion and sediment control plans, construction administration services, as well as permitting through the City of Atlanta.